Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Australasian Ornithological Conference (AOC) - Student Travel Grant

The Australasian Ornithological Conference (AOC) is a biennial conference hosted jointly between Birds Australia and Birds New Zealand. The 2017 AOC was held in Geelong from 8 to 11 November. Read more here. 

Birds New Zealand offers travel grants to assist postgraduate research students from New Zealand to present their findings at the AOC.

Two travel grants are offered every two years: $500 (if the AOC is held in New Zealand) or $1,000 (if held in Australia) each. 


  • A travel grant is awarded ONCE to any one person.
  • To be eligible, applicants must be current Birds NZ members at time of submitting an application.
  • Successful applicants are expected to write a short report on their conference experience for publication in Birds New Zealand and/or submit an article to Notornis.

Applications for travel grants are currently closed. Applications will re-open in May 2019. 

Read articles from previous AOCs:

2015 Adelaide (by Josie Galbraith)

2017 Geelong (by Natalie Forsdick)        2017 Geelong (by Hendrik Schultz)